Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Meth forum for all
at Rice Hall Oct. 27
MONMOUTH-INDEPENDENCE---A county-wide forum dealing with the growing methamphetamine problem will bring together a variety of individuals and groups.
The forum gets underway at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 at Rice Auditorium on the Western Oregon campus.
Sponsored by the M-I YMCA, the evening is being put together by a group calling itself UCAM or United Communities Against Meth. "Communities" refers not only to the towns involved but also to the business community, the faith community, the law enforcement community and the educational community according to one of the organizers, Paul Pfinster.
Rob Kerr of MaPS Credit Union in Monmouth has joined Pfinster in bringing a number of participants to the session to serve as a panel responding to questions from those attending.
The first hour of the planned three-hour event will be devoted to presentations by law enforcement and others detailing the effects of meth in the area. Also presented will be statistics gathered by a WOU class.
The remainder of the evening will be devoted to questions from those attending directed at the panel of law enforcement, social service and legislative voices.